Showing posts with label SAHM Style. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SAHM Style. Show all posts

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Vloggers Catch Up Video: Striped Tees and Skinny Jeans With Colourful Rebecca Minkoff Bags

Exciting post today, sharing my usual two outfits and my first video collaboration with a brand! I mentioned before I got talking to a brand I love at the bloggers brunch and so I featured them in a video when I went to catch up with some other vlogging mums. Unfortunately, I didn't love my outfits as much as I loved catching up with my YouTube friends, I ended up regretting my outfit choices.

What I wore:

coca cola logo stripe tee skinny jeans black cardi louis vuitton cobalt scarf red avery bag | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag on arm with black | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram | vlogger meet up outfit skinny jeans cardigan stripe tee colourful accessories
JacketCotton On black knit wrap cardigan
ScarfLouis Vuitton monogram shawl in bleu
Tee: thrifted navy stripe Coca-Cola logo tee
JeansJeanswest prima denim super skinny jeans in absolute black
Shoes: Kmart sparkly silver glitter sneakers
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag

Why I wore it:

Wasn't sure what kind of day it would be, so I took the opportunity to wear all the layers! The boys and I headed to New Farm park for an Australian Vlogging Mums catch-up. We were going to be sitting by the water and it was a cold morning so cosy pieces seemed like a great idea. By the time we reached the park it was much warmer. I left the scarf in the car, and the cardigan came off and on through the morning, spending most of the time just in jeans and a tee.

I thought this little red Rebecca Minkoff Avery bag was a cute touch with the red logo on the tee, and it also fits nicely inside the baby bag to help reduce the number of bags I had to carry on the way back to the car.

I did regret wearing the glitter shoes. They were comfortable and I thought they'd be fun, but they did get a little dirty. Not as dirty as the new shoes I put on the boys before they got up to their mischief though! You can see what I mean in the video. Bad shoe choices for the whole family there!

Last worn: black cardigan, Louis Vuitton shawl, striped tee, Prima skinny jeans, glitter shoes, Rebecca Minkoff micro avery bag.

Other ways to wearblack cardigan and a little grey dress, Louis Vuitton shawl and pencil skirt, striped tee worn two ways, Prima skinny jeans and teal top, glitter shoes and green jeans, Rebecca Minkoff micro avery bag and black maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancyblack cardigan and hidden baby bump, Prima skinny jeans in second trimester.

Brisbane Aussie Vlogging Mums Catch-Up:

(and a special collaboration with Cobs!)

See the other vlogs from the event: Rachelle Glendon's, Mel from For The love of Sorted and Kakie's vlog life.

What I wore:

purple cardi bag and scarf with monochrome silver and grey foil stripe tee mum weekend outfit | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram | saturday style glitter shoes grey skinny jeans silver foil stripe tee purple cardigan mini MAB tote
JacketJeanswest Peggie kimono cardigan in purple mulberry marle
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl Family tree scarf in blue and navy (c/o)
TeeJeanswest Anika foil stripe tee in white and silver
JeansJeanswest Cecile dove grey skinny jeans
Shoes: Kmart sparkly silver glitter sneakers
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum

Why I wore it:

This day was not as fun as the one above! Similar outfit formula though, again with a striped tee, skinny jeans and those fun glittery shoes. I added the purple cardigan and blue scarf for some extra colour with all of the neutrals. Like the first outfit, I added a cute and colourful Rebecca Minkoff bag. This time my plum mini MAB tote.

The plan was for a relaxing Saturday with a swim lessons and grocery shopping, but plans quickly changed when the little one was unwell. Took him to the doctors where I again regretted my outfit choice.

Sick kids are messy, and I was wearing a white tee...which wasn't quite as white by the time the doctor called us through!

It was a nice outfit, just a bad day! Thankfully the doctor could give us some medicine to help.

Last worn: purple cardigan, Family Tree scarf, foil stripe tee, grey skinny jeans, silver glitter shoes (above), Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB.

Other ways to wearpurple cardigan and maxi dress, Family Tree scarf and blue knit, foil stripe tee and shorts, grey skinny jeans and printed camiglitter shoes and colourful jeans, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB and printed shorts.

Perfect for pregnancypurple cardigan in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB in third trimester.

Striped Tees Under $50:

How You Can Wear It:

Striped tees are a wardrobe staple! Paired with neutral skinny jeans, it's easy classic mum style. For extra interest and warmth you can add a colourful scarf as well as a fun bright handbag. Having a neutral outfit makes adding colourful pieces on top simpler as you don't have to worry about colours clashing.

Linking up with Mix It Monday, On Mondays We Link Up, Mummy Monday.

Follow Away From the Blue on:
Twitter : Instagram Youtube : Facebook : Google Plus : LikeToKnow.It 

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Black Maxi Dresses And Red Rebecca Minkoff Micro Avery Bag

You know it's properly spring weather when I've got my denim jacket out again! I took advantage of the nicer warmer weather recently to wear some of my maxi dresses with my ankle boots and light jackets. I completed both outfits with a pop up of colour from the red Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote bag.

What I wore:

halterneck maxi dress in spring denim jacket ankle boots red rebecca minkoff bag | awayfromblue

handheld Rebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram | strawberry picking outfit for picnic chambers flats black maxi dress red accessories
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
Necklace: gifted Zatini red pendant necklace
Dressblack Jeanswest halterneck maxi dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag (new purchase)

Why I wore it:

We decided to take the boys to a nearby strawberry farm (Chambers Flats) after seeing some of the other Aussie Vlogging Mums having fun there. Edit: This was before the big strawberry tampering crimewave across Australia, I'd have second thoughts about letting the boys touch unwashed and unchopped strawberries now! Support your local farmer but take precautions as advised by the police - wash and cut up before giving to children.

I really wasn't sure what to wear, but it felt a little warm for jeans. I decided on a simple black halterneck maxi dress with ankle boots in case they had a closed in shoes rule. The red bag and necklace were a way to add more colour to my outfit, it was only when it was pointed out on Instagram that I realised it matched the berries! I just wanted to wear my new bag! 😂

The ankle boots were a great choice as the ground was uneven and muddy in parts, but as you can see my denim jacket didn't stay on long, it was a beautifully warm and sunny day. After filling our boxes with strawberries we sat by the playground and had a picnic. Was such a nice way to spend the day, and fun for the boys to see where strawberries came from. We had so many we ended up turning some of them into a delicious smoothie later.

Last worn: denim jacket, black halterneck maxi dress, black ankle boots. First time I've worn the avery bag on the blog as it's a recent purchase.

  Other ways to weardenim jacket and shorts, black halterneck maxi dress and kimono, black ankle boots worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery bag and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancydenim jacket in second trimester, black halterneck maxi dress in third trimester, black ankle boots in second trimester.

Rebecca Minkoff Micro Avery Reveal

In case you missed it, I shared the reveal of this bag as part of my shopping haul video on YouTube, including how I managed to score this bag so cheaply, making it the cheapest leather handbag I've owned!

What I wore:

jacquard jacket over black embellished beaded maxi dress with red bag | away from blue

cute micro mini avery bag Rebecca Minkoff | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram denim jacket maxi dress red bag on sea shepherd steve irwin boat helipad
DressJeanswest 'Sierra' embellished black maxi dress (on sale!)
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag

Why I wore it:

Another black maxi dress with this little red Rebecca Minkoff avery bag. It's just such a fun pop of colour against the black.

Again I went with ankle boots under my dress as I wasn't sure what the rules were for our first activity of the day - the Steve Irwin Sea Shepherd ship was in the docks at Brisbane and they were providing tours. We took the boys along so they could explore the ship, it was a lot of fun and something a bit different for them! As I shared on instagram, it can be a little tricky taking pics with the boys in tow. The photo above captures the struggle well, and why I try to get photos before I even leave the house, ha!

After going out for lunch and some naps for the boys, it was off down the coast for Father's Day dinner with my parents.

I thought my pretty embellished black maxi dress was perfect for dinner, but worried that it may have been a little overdressed for the ship tour. I swapped out the jacket and wore a denim jacket during the day to try dress it down a little.

Last worn: jacquard jacket, black embellished maxi dress, black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery bag (above).

Other ways to wearjacquard jacket and skinny jeans, black embellished maxi dress and kimono, black ankle boots and printed shorts, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery bag and logo tee.

Perfect for pregnancyjacquard jacket in third trimester, black embellished maxi dress at 39 weeks pregnant, black ankle boots in second trimester.

Black Maxi Dresses Under $50:

How You Can Wear It:

A little black dress is a wardrobe staple. A black maxi dress in particular is a great option for a mum as you don't have to worry about it being too short, no matter what your day holds. It also goes effortlessly from day to evening, a maxi dress is so easy to dress up or down.

Linking up with Oh Hey Girl, Fabulous Friday, Weekend Wear, Friday Faves, Weekend Linkup, Flashback Fashion, Lizzie in Lace.

Follow Away From the Blue on:
Twitter : Instagram Youtube : Facebook : Google Plus : LikeToKnow.It 

Friday, 14 September 2018

Second Hand Shopping: Black Tees and Green Pants With Balenciaga Day Bag

Second hand shopping, opshopping, thrifting, whatever you call it. It's a big factor towards letting me continue to shop even though I'm working part time with two kids and much less disposable income than before!

The two outfits before show some of the secondhand pieces in my wardrobe. With the exception of the shoes, because I can never find shoes my size in an opshop! And the scarf I threw on at the last minute.

What I wore:

SAHM style black space dye tee green asos petite skinny jeans opshop finds | away from blue

Balenciaga truffle brown day hobo bag classic RH | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue instagram | black tee green skinny jeans opshop finds thrifted outfit glitter shoes Balenciaga day bag
Tee: thrifted Mix Apparel black marle tee
Jeans: thrifted ASOS petite green skinny jeans
Shoes: Kmart sparkly silver glitter sneakers (new purchase)
BagBalenciaga truffle brown RH classic day bag

Why I wore it:

With a warmer day, I was able to just wear a tee with no scarf or cardigan needed. It was a nice sign of winter coming to an end, even if it immediately got cold again afterwards.

While I do love splurging on accessories, I have a much lower budget in mind when clothes shopping! I think this outfit showcases that nicely.

The black space dye tee was a piece I picked up at the 'fill a bag for $2' sale at my local opshop. The green pants were just $5 from a different opshop. The bag was a preloved find from Designer Archives, a consignment store in Brisbane city. The only new thing in this outfit was the shoes, a $8 Kmart bargain!

While the warm weather meant a scarf was definitely not needed, I did think about wearing a necklace. I decided to give it a miss and just let the glitter shoes be the highlight of the outfit. Even if we weren't doing anything more special than running a couple of errands and going to the doctors, it was nice to have a bit of sparkle to do so! These were so comfortable for a first wear too.

Last worn: space dye tee, green skinny jeans, Balenciaga day bag. First time I've worn the silver shoes on the blog as they are a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearspace dye tee in the office, green skinny jeans and mustard yellow, Balenciaga day bag and printed dress.

Perfect for pregnancyBalenciaga day bag in second trimester.

My Complete Handbag Collection

Taken back when I had turned the spare room into a walk in wardrobe room, it's the most recent video I have showing my complete handbag collection - a lot of which were bought pre-loved.

What I wore:

black printed long sleeve tee olive skinny cargo pants paisley print infinity scarf | awayfromblue

Balenciaga truffle brown RH classic day bag worn on shoulder printed black tee | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram SAHM style black tee olive skinny cargo pants paisley print scarf

ScarfSeed Heritage Paisley print snood
Tee: thrifted Maison Scotch black paint splatter print long sleeved tee
Pants: thrifted French Connection olive skinny cargo pants
Shoes:  Converse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagBalenciaga truffle brown RH classic day bag

Why I wore it:

Another thrifted outfit, although I added the scarf at the last minute. Like the shoes, the scarf was bought new, but on sale.

Just like the outfit above, this long sleeve black tee was picked up at a 'fill a bag with clothes for $2' opshop sale. I'm really happy with it, and knew that I wanted to wear it with these olive cargo pants. They were also an opshop find, from the same opshop (although before the $2 sale!). They were just $3. They are so slouchy and insanely comfortable.

As it was a little chilly in the morning for daycare drop off I added this paisley print snood - I think it was the perfect piece with the colours in the outfit, and I think it made the outfit. Once again, the accessories were the most expensive part of my outfit. I definitely have a formula I follow with outfits!

Last worn: black long sleeve tee, paisley print snood, olive cargo pants, Converse, Balenciaga day bag (above).

Other ways to wearblack long sleeve tee in the office, Paisley snood and red dress, olive cargo pants and mustard cardi, Converse for travel, Balenciaga day bag and sheath dress.

Perfect for pregnancy: Paisley snood in second trimesterConverse and hidden baby bump, Balenciaga day bag for second trimester travel.

Green Pants Under $50:

How You Can Wear It:

Green pants can be simple to wear when you pair them with neutral basics like these black tees. It makes an easy stay at home mum outfit that doesn't require a lot of thinking to pull together. Just what you need in the morning rush trying to get yourself and kids ready and out the door on time!

Linking up with Friday Faves, Fabulous Friday, Lizzie In Lace, Mummy Monday, Shoe & Tell, Mix It MondayMon Mondays We Link Up, Modest Monday.

Follow Away From the Blue on:
Twitter : Instagram Youtube : Facebook : Google Plus : LikeToKnow.It 

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

SAHM Life: Navy Dresses, Colourful Scarves and Mater Nappies

Talking about Mater nappies today, and sharing some dress outfits I wore recently. Because sometimes it's nice to break out of the stay at home mum default outfit of jeans and pull on a pretty dress!

Bright scarves make accessorising a printed dress really fun. As a bright and colourful scarf is bold enough on it's own, I try to wear it with a nice neutral outfit. In both of the outfits below I've layered up a navy printed dress with tights, ankle boots, and then a bold pop of colour with a scarf and my mustard Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag.

What I wore:

navy printed shift dress with orange scarf and mustard yellow micro regan bag SAHM shopping style | awayfromblue

navy printed dress, Rebecca Minkoff mustard yellow harvest gold micro regan bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram fashion scarf girl orange plain crinkle scarf navy shift dress, ankle boots
Scarf: Fashion Scarf Girl plain crinkle scarf in orange (c/o)
Dress: Zara printed bib front tunic dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

This is what I wore to go to the closing down sale of my favourite opshop. There was a big 'fill a bag for $2' sale which I was lucky enough to wrangle the morning browsing at while hubby stayed home with the kids. It was supposed to be a warm day, but it was a cold early morning start for me so I wanted a nice cosy scarf to add to my outfit. I thought this one was perfect, the orange really pops with the navy and the little mustard micro Regan bag was another touch of colour that worked so well with the dress.

Had a fun morning browsing, filling two bags full of things for the boys and I. You can see what we got here. After I headed to Kmart, picked up a pair of shoes I'd been lusting over, and was back home in time for swim lessons. We ended up going out for lunch after, so I was glad I dressed up a little in this dress. Although I was grateful for the tights underneath, this dress can seem a little short when you're constantly bending down to toddler level!

Last worn: Zara navy printed dress, black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag. First time I've worn the orange crinkle scarf on the blog as it's a recent addition to my wardrobe.

Other ways to wearZara navy printed dress in summer, black ankle boots and maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag and skinny jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyZara navy printed dress in third trimester, black ankle boots in second trimester.

Mater Nappies Review

Full disclosure - I received these nappies to try from Mater for the purposes of reviewing them, after chatting with the brand at the Blogger's Brunch a few weeks ago. I've also used these nappies before when my little one was a baby.

Mater Nappies for Toddlers Review | away from the blue blog

What Are Mater Nappies?

Nappies developed by Mater Mother's Hospitals! They are part of Australia's first product range developed by a hospital. Welcoming over 10,000 babies a year into the Mater Mother's Hospitals around Australia, they know babies well!


The nappies are made from ultra-soft breathable material, dermatologically tested and proven not to cause skin irritation. The toddler nappies have double leg cuffs and provide triple protection against leaks, as well as a super-absorbent core.

Our Experience

As mentioned above, I've tried Mater nappies before. When my youngest was hospitalised as a baby almost 2 years ago (see pic above). During our extended stay at the Mater the hospital provided the nappies for us to use. I liked them and had no issues with them. When we went home though, we also went home with a bunch of medical equipment and a baby with a NG tube - both things we needed training on before we were discharged. We went back to our usual nappy brand we had lying around as it was easier and life continued on. Talking to the ladies from Mater during the Bloggers Brunch, I told them a little about my son's story and decided to give the nappies another try now he's bigger.

We found that the Mater nappies didn't leak - I think that's the biggest plus right there! During some of the time we were trialling the nappies, my little one was on a course of antibiotics so you can be assured they were tested to the max!

Will I Repurchase?

Yes! They are not only a product that works for us, I also like that the proceeds from the sale of the Mater Baby Products go to support Mater Little Miracles, funding specialist life-saving care and research for babies in Australia. If you're interested, you can get them online here or find a stockist here.

What I wore:

navy stripe tee dress with ankle boots and yellow accessories linen love quotes scarf | away from blue

bright yellow scarf with mustard yellow rebecca minkoff micro regan bag in harvest gold | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram | stripe tee dress with yellow scarf and rebecca minkoff micro regan bag accessories
ScarfLove Quotes knotted tassel linen scarf in sunshine yellow
DressAtmos&Here navy stripe tee dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

Since I liked the outfit formula above so much, I repeated a similar one again, as I like to do! This time, I picked a bright yellow Love quotes scarf to go with the striped navy tee dress, but I kept the bag and ankle boots the same. These ankle boots are the most comfortable I've ever owned, I was sad to see the brand shut up shop a couple of years ago!

While the linen scarf is a bold bright yellow and the Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag is more mustard, I think the two different shade worked well together in this outfit.

Wore this for a fun day out shopping with my mum and the boys. I got some early Christmas present ideas for the boys as we went around the stores. It was such a good day out, even if I didn't buy anything for myself. I'd been eyeing a dress in Jeanswest for an upcoming wedding, but I was a bit disappointed when I saw it in person. I did like this outfit a little more than the one above - the dress is a more mum-friendly length, with the hem longer in the back!

Last worn: yellow Love quotes scarf, navy stripe tee dress, black ankle boots (above), Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag (above).

Other ways to wearyellow Love quotes scarf and tie dye maxi dress, navy stripe tee dress in spring, black ankle boots worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancyyellow Love quotes scarf in second trimester, navy stripe tee dress, black ankle boots in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag and maxi skirt.

Orange and Yellow Scarves Under $50:

How You Can Wear It:

It's easy to stick to neutral outfits in winter, as you're guaranteed all your layers will go together! But it's nice to add a touch of colour through bright accessories. I love my colourful handbags, but a bold and bright scarf is another fun way to accessorise. Bright citrus colours like orange and yellow are a great pop against navy outfits.

Linking up with Oh Hey Girl, Fashion Files, Fun Fashion, Fabulous Friday, Weekend Wear, Fancy Friday, Friday FavesTrend Spin.

Follow Away From the Blue on:
Twitter : Instagram Youtube : Facebook : Google Plus : LikeToKnow.It 

Some items in this post were provided to me for review purposes. As always: all thoughts, opinions and photographs are my own.

Friday, 31 August 2018

What I Bought In August & How I've Worn It: Shopping Haul & Try On Video

After completing no Buy July last month, I was felt like I bought a lot this month to make up for it! Everything was on sale or an opshop find though.

There's a little for everyone here, with new purchases from Jeanswest, opshop (thrift) finds, and awesome accessories. Nothing was over $17, even though I bought a bag too!

What I Bought:

Not Mentioned In The Video:

I will always be upfront on the blog about additions to my wardrobe. I didn't include these in my haul video as I didn't buy them, but I became a brand rep for Fashion Scarf Girl in July and received 4 scarves as a result to wear over the next few months.

Fashion Scarf Girl Brand Rep Away From The Blue

Shopping-wise, this month felt like a month of impulse buys! I wandered into the Jeanswest store just for a browse, and these tees were on sale with an extra 50% off sale prices. I got both for less than the full retail cost of one of them, I'm pretty happy with that! A nice slouchy, basic tee will get a lot of wear in my wardrobe so I couldn't resist getting both colours.

I'm an emotional shopper, so after a bit of a stressful start to the day, I went into Kmart for the containers I planned to buy, and decided to browse. While I didn't buy anything extra that day, I couldn't get these sparkly shoes out of my head (the messages on my Instagram stories telling me to go back for them may have helped there!) and so went back to Kmart again to pick up the shoes and some statement earrings.

After some luck with the green pants at various opshops, I really was hoping to get more for myself in the 'fill a bag with clothes for $2' sale at my favourite opshop (especially as all the proceeds were going to drought-stricken farmers), but as you can see I only ended up with two items of clothing for myself, that pile for the boys you saw in the video and some homewares after I'd been looking out for similar pieces for a while.

The bag was explained a bit further in the video too, but I wanted to try a new style and could not believe that I scored this for under $20! Still not sure how I ended up with that ebay voucher but it came at a perfect time! Its second wear is today so I haven't got the photo for this post unfortunately.

How I've Worn It All:

August purchases and how I've worn them: Away From The Blue

After buying those long sleeved tops at the opshop, the weather started to warm up and I wasn't sure I'd be able to squeeze in two wears of them! Thankfully they work for my business casual office, and it's really cold for my early morning commute so they got some wear that way! Was really pleased to wear everything at least twice, with some surprise pieces like the green skinny jeans being worn a lot more over the month!

Linking up with  Flashback Fashion, Lizzie In Lace, Shoe & Tell, On Mondays We Link Up.

Follow Away From the Blue on:
Twitter : Instagram Youtube : Facebook : Google Plus : LikeToKnow.It 

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Green Pants With Mustard Rebecca Minkoff Micro Regan Bag and Cosy Cardigans

Green is a colour I find tricky to wear. I've had a few green pieces in my wardrobe over the years, but it's usually due to buying something despite it being green, rather than buying something because it's green like I do with colours like mustard or blue.

After getting green maternity pieces a few years ago, I've been open to trying green more often. I've tried olive and blush together before, and another combo I like but rarely wear is green and yellow.

Below I'm wearing my little mustard Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag with some newly purchased green pieces. In an effort to try mix things up a little in my wardrobe, I bought 3 green pieces in one month!

What I wore:

mustard cardigan, star print scarf, green tee and olive skinny cargo pants micro regan bag | awayfromblue

olive pants with mustard rebecca minkoff micro regan harvest gold bag | awyafromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram mustard cardigan and micro regan bag with olive tee and skinny cargo pants
Jacket: thrifted SES Fashions mustard yellow cardigan
Scarf: star print pashmina
TeeJeanswest Emma woven trim tee in dark green
Pants: thrifted French Connection olive skinny cargo pants (new purchase)
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque flats in camel
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

Both the tee and the pants are new purchases. The Jeanswest dark green tee looks almost grey, it's a very unique colour. I decided I'd try it with these olive skinny cargo pants that I thrifted for $3. Given that I thrifted the cardigan from the opshop last year for $2, and the scarf was a gift, it's easy to see the accessories are the most expensive part of my outfit!

I hadn't been feeling the best, but had a few errands to run and so decided to wear this outfit I'd planned as I didn't have the energy to come up with something else. While I feel this outfit looks a little crumpled and creased, I did love the colours of everything together. It was a great first wear of the pants. I like that the green tee is a different enough shade from the green pants, and the mustard cardigan and micro Regan bag were great pieces to add.

Nice and comfortable for a morning of running errands with the boys, taking my cardigan and scarf off and on as the temperatures fluctuated before calling it a day and heading home to rest with less achieved than I'd hoped. At least I liked the outfit!

Last worn: mustard cardigan, star print scarf, dark green tee, camel flats, Rebecca Minkoff Micro Regan bag. It's the first time I've worn the pants as they were a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearmustard cardigan and little black dress, star print scarf and wrap dress, dark green tee and pencil skirt, camel flats and wrap dress, Rebecca Minkoff Micro Regan bag and denim shorts.

Perfect for pregnancystar print scarf in second trimester, camel flats in third trimester.

What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Micro Regan

What I wore:

green jeans with yellow accessories SAHM style grey tee maxi cardigan mustard bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram grey maxi cardigan green and yellow outfit colourful skinny jeans mustard bag
JacketJeanswest Alice longline Australian wool cardigan
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl parrot print scarf (c/o)
TeeAtmos&Here grey v-neck tee with rolled sleeves (also in black)
Jeans: thrifted ASOS petite green skinny jeans
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

This outfit was not as much of a bargain as the outfit above (with the grey cardigan alone costing more than all the clothes in the first outfit, even though it was a sale buy!). I still liked it though. I went with a similar outfit formula to wear these newly thrifted jeans. $5 for new with tags ASOS petite jeans in the opshop was too good to pass up, even if I did debate the purchase for a little while as it's a rather bold shade of green. I wore this to go to playgroup with the boys.

For the first wearing of the pants I thought I'd stick with the classics - a grey tee looks good with everything, and the grey maxi cardigan was a nice neutral topper along with the silver shoes. I did really enjoy the mustard and olive combo above, so I decided to try the mustard micro Regan bag with the emerald green pants. Along with the parrot print scarf with green and gold in the print, I ended up loving this colour combination. I think the scarf made it work perfectly by matching the pants and the bag. I do like a bit of matchy matchy sometimes! I've worn this scarf with teal before and really liked it then too!

Last worn: grey maxi cardigan, parrot print scarf, Atmos&Here slouchy grey tee, silver ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag (above). First time I've worn the jeans as they are a recent purchase.

Other ways to weargrey maxi cardigan and printed jeans, parrot print scarf with teal, slouchy grey tee and maxi skirt, silver ballet flats and lace skirt, Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan bag and little black dress.

Perfect for pregnancyAtmos&Here slouchy grey tee in second trimester, ballet flats in third trimester.

Green Pants Under $50:

How You Can Wear It:

Colourful green pants like these don't have to be tricky to wear. While the shades of green are different, I stuck with a basic outfit formula. A neutral tee, a cosy cardigan and then a pop of colour with a bag. This formula works for any colour of pants you're thinking of wearing!
You can keep things really pared back with a neutral cardigan like in the last outfit, or continue your bright pop of colour bag into your outfit with a similar coloured knit like the first outfit.

Linking up with Fashion Frenzy, Style On The Daily, Fashion Files, Fun Fashion, Weekend Wear, Fabulous Friday, Friday Faves.

Follow Away From the Blue on:
Twitter : Instagram Youtube : Facebook : Google Plus : LikeToKnow.It 

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Monochrome Skinny Jeans Outfits With Converse and Scarves from Fashion Scarf Girl

In case you missed the news on Instagram, I'm thrilled to announce that I'm a brand rep for Fashion Scarf Girl! What this means is that I've got a few scarves (marked C/O below) I get to style over the next 6 months. To really let two of the scarves shine, I paired them with monochromatic skinny jeans outfits and a black Balenciaga Part Time bag.

What I wore:

monochrome grey long sleeve tee outfit nobody denim skinny jeans converse poppy print scarf | awayfromblue

Balenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH slouchy G21 hardware | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue instagram poppy print fashion scarf girl scarf nobody denim skinny jeans balenciaga part time
Scarf: Fashion Scarf Girl large poppy scarf in white (c/o)
TeeAtmos&Here grey Arizona zip tee
JeansNobody Denim Siren skinny super high-rise jeans in power black denim (C/O)
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagBalenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH

Why I wore it:

This large poppy print scarf is actually a big rectangle, but for something a little different I decided to tie it together and wear it like a snood. It worked really well, was a nice pop of colour up near my face to distract from the fact that I wasn't feeling too well and also that I was a little nervous - hubby and I had a big appointment that morning. A comfortable outfit with just a little touch of colour was exactly what I needed.

I was glad I'd worn the scarf so snuggly around my neck, it was quite a chilly start to the day, and I'd decided not to wear a tank under this tee as I usually do! The tee is cropped so it pulls up a bit sometimes and usually a tank underneath is necessary to keep things covered. The high waist on these Nobody Denim Siren skinny jeans was enough coverage, even if I did wish I'd worn a tank purely for warmth too!

Last worn: grey zip hem  tee, Nobody Denim Siren jeans, Converse, Balenciaga part time bag. First time I've worn the scarf as it's a recent addition to my wardrobe.

Other ways to weargrey zip hem tee and shorts, Nobody Denim Siren jeans and blazer, Converse and printed dress, Balenciaga part time bag in the office.

Perfect for pregnancygrey zip hem tee hiding a baby bump, Converse for second trimester travel, Balenciaga part time bag in second trimester.

My complete scarf collection (before adding these lovey scarves):

What I wore:

bright orange crinkle scarf with monochromatic striped tee grey skinny jeans converse balenciaga part time outfit | away from blue

black 2010 giant hardware part time bag worn on arm with juicy couture gnome charm | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram sahm style skinny jeans stripe henley outfit with orange crinkle scarf
Scarf: Fashion Scarf Girl plain crinkle scarf in orange (c/o)
TopJeanswest 'Melanie' Stripe henley in black/coconut
JeansJeanswest Cecile dove grey skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
Bag:  Balenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH

Why I wore it:

Another colourful scarf, and another monochrome outfit to let it shine. I love this bold orange scarf, I'm so excited for all the different ways I'll be able to wear it in future. Keeping things simple I stuck with a similar outfit formula as I wore above. Colourful scarf, long sleeve top, skinny jeans and Converse. Again with the Balenciaga part time bag. I've really been loving this bag lately, being a classic black it goes with everything. Perfect for a little trip down the coast with my boys and meeting up with my parents before going out for lunch.

Because the orange scarf is a big bold single colour, I thought I'd add a print in elsewhere in my outfit, so this striped top was perfect. I'm also realising it's the last month of winter and I still have some winter pieces unworn, so I thought I'd best give it a wear. I'm amazed I'm still finding pieces I haven't worn yet, even after cutting down my winter wardrobe from two big boxes of clothes to just the one.

I was a little wary about the orange and black together. I've mentioned before it's a combo I find tricky as it reminds me of Halloween, but it's something I've been trying out a little more recently. I really liked this outfit, and I'm pleased I gave the orange scarf a go with the black stripes.

Last worn: striped henley, grey skinny jeans, Converse, Balenciaga Part time bag (above). First time I've worn the scarf as it's a recent addition to my wardrobe.

Other ways to wearstriped henley in the office, grey skinny jeans for travel, Converse and tee dress, Balenciaga Part time bag and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancystriped henley in first trimesterConverse in second trimester, Balenciaga Part time bag in third trimester.

More Colourful Scarves Under $20:

The scarves I'm wearing above are from Fashion Scarf Girl, a local Queensland business. Both are just $10!

How You Can Wear It:

A colourful scarf is a great addition to your winter wardrobe. If you have a monochrome or neutral outfit, it's a wonderful way to add a touch of colour. With a bold floral print, you can pair it with a plain grey tee without worrying a pattern clashing. For a brightly coloured but pattern-less scarf it's easier to pair it with a printed piece like I did with the orange scarf and striped top.

Linking up with Style On The Daily, Fashion Frenzy, Fashion Files, Weekend Wear.

Follow Away From the Blue on:
Twitter : Instagram Youtube : Facebook : Google Plus : LikeToKnow.It